Archive for June 28th, 2013

Royal College honors James Martin

Dr. James N. Martin Jr., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of maternal fetal medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been unanimously elected to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London as an ad eundem, or honorary, fellow. Martin earned his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School […] [...]

Summer is a business bonanza at the Inflatable Kingdom

When Brian Sparrow and his team members test their equipment they usually flip a coin to decide who gets the opportunity to bounce around in it. “Sometimes its rock, paper, scissors,” Sparrow says. As the owner and operator of Inflatable Kingdom, a space jump and party equipment vendor in Jackson, Sparrow says he finds himself […] [...]

MSU thanks arts and sciences, business, agriculture and life sciences faculty

by Published: June 28,2013

Tags: education, Mark Novotny, Mississippi State University

Faculty in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as a member of the campus advising center staff, are 2013 selections for Mississippi State University’s annual faculty awards. Mark A. Novotny, head of the physics and astronomy department, was announced as the newest William L. Giles Distinguished Professor, […] [...]

Kenneth Dean’s television contributions honored

by Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Emmy, Kenneth Davis, television, WLBT

Kenneth Dean’s 50 years of service in the television industry stands apart as unique and special. During his time at WLBT in Jackson, he built the nation’s first bi-racial commercial television station, which became the first black-owned network station in the country. This year, as the only National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) […] [...]

Randy Little honored by National Academic Advising Association

Randy Little, a professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Mississippi State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, has received a national award for his excellence in student advising. Little has formally guided the career paths of more than 300 undergraduate students since he began at MSU in 1990, and he has informally […] [...]

Northpark Mall hires Megan Bailey

by Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Megan Bailey, Northpark Mall, retail

Megan Bailey is the new director of marketing and business development at Northpark Mall. Most recently, Bailey oversaw restructuring and branding of two longstanding urban radio stations in Indianapolis, Ind., as the director of promotions for Radio One Inc. She also spent five years as event manager for the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil […] [...]

KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Laura Beth Strickland

Name: Laura Beth Strickland Age: 26 Position: Communications Manager Company: Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Laura Beth Strickland says with pride that she is a Vicksburg girl through and through. Born and raised in the Mississippi River town, Strickland once told her kindergarten class that she wanted to be a police officer so she could […] [...]

JSU brings in Ricardo Brown

by Published: June 28,2013

Tags: education, Jackson State University, Ricardo Brown

Dr. Ricardo A. Brown, a veteran administrator and cardiovascular physiologist who has worked with the National Institutes of Health and led programs to open higher education pathways for underrepresented populations, has been named the new dean of Jackson State University’s College of Public Service. Brown comes to JSU after serving as assistant vice chancellor for […] [...]

Maj. Chris Patterson earns Guard promotion

Maj. Christian Patterson of Clinton was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Mississippi Army National Guard. Patterson, who serves as deputy director of the Mississippi Military Department’s Public Affairs Office, and as the Joint Force Headquarters, Mississippi National Guard public affairs officer, had his new rank pinned on by the state’s […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Townsend leads by example at Global Leadership Institute

As I go through life, I find that there are “basement people” who drag you down in life and there are “balcony people” who lift you up and encourage you to be your very best. Great leaders are balcony people who help lift the vision of those around them. They see what people are capable […] [...]

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